I had the body and doors, plus other bits and pieces done at International Paint Stripping in Romulus Michigan (http://internationalpaintstripping.com/). It involves an acid bath, neutralizing bath and then e-coating. I chose this because the coating adheres extremely well to the bare metal and since it’s dipped, it penetrates to all the cavities and boxes. It removes everything down to bare metal - paint, rust, filler, felt, adhesives, undercoating, everything. I figure it’s a good alternative to blasting and epoxy primer with the additional benefit of covering interior and cavities. It took them about 3 weeks to do the job and cost $2,800. I am satisfied with the result, but not sure I would do it again. The benefit of coating all the interior surfaces especially cavities is undeniable. Major con is that all the lead is removed (and in my case not quite all the lead disappeared so the coating did not adhere there), and the resulting surface defects exceed what I would feel comfortable smoothing with filler. Next stop is the body shop and I will discuss with them how to fill these previously leaded areas.
Here are a few pics…